Posted: February 18, 1997

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

Dr. David Garloff, a former faculty member and administrator at the University of Minnesota, is the new associate vice chancellor for technology innovation with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU).

He directs MnSCU's Electronic Academy, an initiative to maximize the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in the system's 36 colleges and universities.

The Electronic Academy envisions complete academic programs delivered statewide via the Internet, interactive television and multi-media instructional technology. It also is providing automated student services, staff development in technology and challenge grants for innovative technology projects.

During his service at the University of Minnesota from 1973 to January 1997, Garloff created and directed Health Sciences Learning Resources, a program to encourage Health Sciences faculty to improve teaching through educational development.

He also held positions at the university as interim director of the Biomedical Graphics Communication Department in the Academic Health Center; project manager in the Telemedicine Center of the Academic Health Center; assistant professor in medical telecommunications; and acting director and associate director of the Center to Study Human/Animal Relationships and Environments. In addition, he was an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, Continuing Education and the School of Dentistry.

Before joining the university, Garloff was an assistant professor of education, medicalschool laboratory administrator and head of medical educational services at the University of Missouri.

Garloff earned a bachelor's degree in biology from West Chester State College in West Chester, Penn. He received his master's and doctorate degrees in instructional systems technology from Indiana University.